Located just to the south-west of the town of Saint-Estèphe, Château Haut-Beauséjour is one of the less well known properties of the Saint-Estèphe appellation. It has no grand château about which to boast (one reason why the label displays only a coat of arms) and you are unlikely to ever be invited to visit. Nevertheless, despite this, critics and visitors to Bordeaux have for many years been afforded a taste of the wine. This is because for many years the estate was in the hands of Champagne Louis Roederer, who also own Château Pichon-Lalande, alongside another Saint-Estèphe estate, Château de Pez. Anyone calling in on Château Pichon-Lalande to taste the wines was likely to be first offered samples from their Saint-Estèphe wines.
After some years holding onto all three domaines, however, in more recent times the owners of Château Pichon-Lalande decided to rationalise their vineyard holdings, and Château Haut-Beauséjour was sold. Before coming to details of the owners today, however, I first present this estate’s brief history.Please log in to continue reading: